Former Hastings insurance agent sentenced for mail fraud

Former Hastings insurance agent sentenced for mail fraud

LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) -A former Hastings coverage agent was sentenced for mail fraud on Friday.

United States Attorney Jan Sharp, mentioned that 47-year-aged Codie D. Malesker of Hastings was sentenced in Lincoln to five years’ probation for mail fraud. As component of his probation, Malesker will have to serve 15 weekends in jail, and he was ordered to spend $63,443.77 in restitution.

Malesker was an insurance agent with Midwest Regional Agency since July 15, 2013 and he operated Malesker Company, LLC in Hastings. Malesker also served as a pastor and board member at Faith Group Tabernacle in Hastings. Malesker was also a spouse in a development organization, Shaun Peck Loved ones Design, LLC.

Malesker’s responsibilities with Shaun Peck Family Construction, LLC were being to regulate the fiscal administration of the business. As a result of this position, Malesker experienced access to the bank account of the design company, retained possession of the checks and debit cards for the business, as effectively as acquiring obtain to an Intuit account to produce estimates with the firm letterhead.

Above a around 4-calendar year period of time, Malesker issued guidelines to himself, his insurance policies company, and Religion Community Tabernacle and then designed fraudulent claims versus people guidelines and would divert those people proceeds to accounts controlled by himself.

As a consequence of this scheme to defraud, Malesker caused an precise loss of $76,296.48. In a single these instance, Malesker filed a theft decline assert versus his Continental Western Insurance policy Team policy reporting $13,388 in quality cash and $18,723.11 in personalized residence as currently being stolen from the Malesker Company Office. In aid of this declare, Malesker submitted fraudulent receipts and bank data. As a end result of this fraudulent declare, Continental Western Coverage Team mailed two claims checks totaling $31,648.77 from Des Moines, Iowa to Malesker in Hastings.

This situation was investigated by the Nebraska Department of Insurance plan and the United States Postal Inspection Support.

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